Six Career Resources for Veterans
In honor of all those who’ve served our country and in recognition of Veteran’s Day, here’s a round-up of job search and career related resources specifically for veterans. We tip our hats to you in appreciation of your service:
- Want to go to a recruiting event where everyone’s looking for you? Take a look at Hiring Our Heroes, a nationwide initiative to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment. Hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s network of 1600 state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, Hiring Our Heroes has a goal of hosting 400 career fairs across the U.S. this year — all specifically designed for veterans.You can find a list of local job fairs here.
- Need help with the process of applying for jobs and writing your resume? Check out Job-Hunt.org’s comprehensive Online Job Search Resources for Veterans from how to prepare a Civilian resume to apply for government jobs.
- Want to work for the Federal Government? Don’t miss the Feds Hire Vets site, a one-stop list of resource for Federal veteran employment information.
- Want to work with animals or art? Idealist.org has a list of resources and alternative career options in the non-profit sector.
- Feel the need for a little retraining in order to plan your next career move? If you are a vet between the ages of 35 and 60, you may qualify for the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program, a program that will pay you $1564 a month to train for a new career field.
- Whether you vote red or blue, you may want to check out Joining Forces, a White House based initiative launched in 2011 with a goal for American companies and organizations to hire over 100,000 vets. To date, over 125,000 people have been hired. Partnerships have been created with more than 2100 companies in the public and private sectors. Many companies, including Microsoft, Safeway, Sodexo, Orbitz Worldwide and USAA have committed to hiring a large number of employees.
That’s our short list of resources for vets. If you have others to recommend, please list them below — and let us know how we can help!